Vinyl records may have been surpassed by compact disks and again by digital music as the primary platform of music distribution, but that hasn’t stopped old and new fans from choosing to listen to their favorite songs on the nostalgic format. The popularity of vinyl hasn’t gone unnoticed by music artists and distributors as many modern artist have had their music sold on vinyl records as well as digitally. Whether you’re a die hard fan of vinyl records or someone just getting into the format, there are some records you need to have. Here is a list of the best live albums that are a requirement for your vinyl collection.
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Even though vinyl records are a vintage form of playing music there has been a resurgence of interest in the nostalgic format. There are a multitude of reasons for this popularity, ranging from nostalgia for vinyl to younger fans who want to experience classic bands as they were meant to be heard. With the rise in popularity of LPs, many record labels and artist have decided to publish their modern records on the nostalgic format. Modern artists putting their songs on vinyl is good for the fans and the artist themselves. Fans get to see the brilliant artwork that comes on vinyl sleeves and experience the analog sound of LPs, while the artist makes a larger profit off their work since vinyl costs more than a CD or download. For those wanting to get into vinyl or expand their collection, here is a list of classic live albums that every music fan should own on vinyl.
One of the albums on the list is Bob Dylan and the Band’s Before the Flood. Bob Dylan is one of the most prolific and beloved folk singers of all time, and for this album, he reunited with his old band for one amazing show. As writer Stacy Pinson puts it, “[The album] oozes with brotherly love.” On top of the fantastic music, the art for the album cover is beautiful to look at, depicting a pitch-black scene with only the dozens of lighters from the crowd creating pinpoints of light in the darkness. With songs like “The Weight” and “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” on the record, Before the Flood is a must have album for any Bob Dylan fan.
A few of the other famous titles on the list include:
- Aretha Franklin – Aretha Live At Filmore West
- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Pack Up the Plantation Live
- Kiss – Alive!
Music fans love the benefits that this nostalgic format provides, and many fans dream of one day publishing a vinyl record of their own. For those young aspiring musicians, Canyon Entertainment Academy is here to help. With a talented and passionate staff of teachers and a catalog of classes that teach students the ins and outs of the music industry, Canyon Entertainment Academy is a necessity for any young artist wanting to get into the industry.
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